• 26 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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I am a Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at Coventry University with research interests in remote sensing for natural hazard assessment. My PhD used remotely sensed data to analyse and model the relationship between earthquakes and volcanic activity. This involved developing a bespoke method that detects changes in volcanic activity in near-real time. The purpose of this tool was to monitor the behaviour of volcanoes so that future instances of unrest can be predicted. Ongoing research involves using remotely sensed data to evaluate patterns in the behaviour of natural hazards and identify instances of hazard interactions (i.e. where a primary hazard increases the probability or triggers another hazard). This has a particular focus on identifying the occurrence of natural hazard events so that adequate detection and warning can be achieved. 

I am also the Course Director for the Geography and Natural Hazards and lead modules in GIS, Remote Sensing and Natural Hazards. 

Research Interests

The use of satellite remote sensing to monitor natural hazards and investigate hazard interactions. This has focused on the use of thermal remote sensing to analyse and model the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes at a global scale. More broadly, I am interested in methods of monitoring natural hazards using satellite remote sensing including both applications of thermal and radar technologies. 

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Research Output 2012 2020

  • 26 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Poster
  • 3 Abstract
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
twenty first century
earthquake magnitude

Causative Relationships Between Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity

Hill-Butler, C., Blackett, M. & Wright, R., 16 Apr 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

26 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
volcanic eruptions
volcanic eruption

Book Review: Thermal infrared remote sensing: sensors, methods, applications, edited by C. Kuenzer

Hill-Butler, C., 21 Jul 2014, In : International Journal of Remote Sensing. 35, 13, p. 5289-5290

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Activities 2012 2019

  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Oral presentation

RSPSoc 2019 Annual Conference

Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker)
13 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Near Real-Time Monitoring for Natural Hazards

Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker)
27 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Geological Disaster Monitoring Based on Sensor Networks

Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker)
14 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2012

Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker)
6 Jun 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

GIS Research UK Conference

Charley Hill-Butler (Speaker)
4 Apr 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference